Thursday, September 27, 2012

News October 2012

Come join us for the fun and don't forget to RSVP for our events at:
We look forward to hearing from you or seeing you soon!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Autumn Events

JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes

Please spread the word, help us raise $100,000 and join us for our first ever,
JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes.


Walk September 9th, 2012

Raising funds until May 31, 2013

July 2013 we hope to have a professional speaker at our first ever
Type 1 Diabetes Family Camp
on the Grand Mesa.

Tour of the Valley 2012

Thank you to everyone who helped us make this event such a success!

To Community Hospital Foundation for your support.
To Sanofi Aventis Team Type 1 cyclist Kerry White for joining us for dinner the night before and for riding with us.
To Joseph Lansing for training with us since June, joining us for dinner and riding with us, you have been an inspiration and we hope to be able to ride with you for the the Tour de Cure 2013.
To Caid and Mitchell for all of your hard work getting up early on the weekend all summer long and cycling like pros in the 50 and 30 mile rides respectively.  You are an inspiration to other type 1s.
To the families who joined us on August 26th for the ride.
To the support from the Eli Lilly representative and the staff of the Diabetes center of Community Hospital.
To The Bike Shop for showing us during dinner the night before such hospitality and great information about our bikes.
And to the I BG Star representative the night before for showing us such a wonderful tool!  Who doesn't want one?!

Please visit this page for some photos and follow us on facebook!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Summer Events and More

Train with a Type 1 Cyclist - Begins this June every Saturday from 9AM -10AM
We will be training up for the Tour of the Valley Ride on August 26th.  This event is hosted by type 1 cyclists from our community who are very interested in helping you learn how to ride and give you the pointers they have learned on how to do long rides with type 1 diabetes. In August they will ride with us along with a rider from Sanofi Aventis's Team Type 1!

*** 2013 News ***
Type 1 Family Camp on the Grand Mesa
at Camp Hope
July 18-20th, 2013

We look forward to seeing you at all of our events!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Items of Interest

Just so that everyone is aware things are starting to shape up for all sorts of events that you may be interested in this 2012 year.  I hope you are able to join for some of the fun!

ITunes for your Time
 - Teenagers with type 1 diabetes T1DM needed for research study

ADA Camp Colorado - July 1-6th, 2012 - Check out the web page to register and learn more.

Monthly Coffee Meetings with Diabetes Counts - The third Saturday of each month starting March 17th from 10-11:30a.m. at Cups Coffee House

Type 1 Fun Night at CMU - please mark your calendars more information will be available soon!
April 27th, 2012 at the CMU Maverick Center Room 163 for Check in (5-5:30p.m.) and Check out(8:30-9p.m.)

JDRF Walk for the Cure - check the website because this usually happens in September.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Mark your Calendar

Please join us for:

Parent Morning Network
The first saturday of every month starting March 17th, 2012
From 10-11:30 AM
At Cups Coffee Shop & Cafe
Located at the Historic Miller Homestead
3090 North 12th Street, Grand Junction

Monday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday, 7:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
(970) 623-9665

Type 1 Fun Night at CMU
(a.k.a. Parents Night Out)

We are currently working on setting up the next date please check back soon!

R.S.V.P. to : Summer Turner at Diabetes Counts - (970) 434-6223
More information will be available as we get closer to this date.

Thank you all for your support and interest in Diabetes Counts Networking Group. 
Thank you especially to Community Hospital Foundation.

Information we would like to share:

M*A*S*H Camp
Colorado Mesa University Health and Sciences Department
This is an awesome program at a very reasonable price.  Check it out!

American Diabetes Association Colorado
Calendar of Events
This is the place to look for the Diabetes Camp that runs every summer in Colorado Springs, CO and many more local diabetic events.

TEAM JDRF - This is where you can set up your own fundraiser and the proceeds go to JDRF to help find a cure to type 1 diabetes.  This would be a great thing for college bound high schoolers or type 1 community members who want to show their support for JDRF.

Diabetes Counts
We are here to support you the type 1 community in the western Colorado and eastern Utah area, especially kindergarten through 12th grade type 1 students.  We are interested in raising funds with Community Hospital, getting a pediatric endocrinologist here in Grand Junction at least a few times a year to help support local endocrinologists who are overwhelmed with patients and to work toward community awareness and education about type 1 diabetes.  If you would like to be involved please sign up at our web page and we will let you know when we hold events and need help.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Join us for...

Type 1 Fun Night at
 Colorado Mesa University
(a.k.a. Parents Night Out)

The Fun Stuff:                              Where?
  • Games                       Colorado Mesa University
  • Sports                     Maverick Center, Room 163
  • Food                           Friday, February 10th
  • Type 1 Athletes            Drop-off between 5-5:30pm
  • No Parents                 Pick-up between 8:30-9pm

All Adolescents with type 1 diabetes and their siblings are invited to a night of fun.  Adolescents 8-18 are encouraged to attend, children under 10 will be taken on a room-available basis.

There will be Certified Nurses as well as Certified Diabetic Educators and nursing students on staff for the event.

-Students, Kids, Teens-
This is a free event where you can come hang out and have a good time so we look forward to seeing you there!

To R.S.V.P. -
Summer Turner (970) 434-6223 or
Questions? Contact Debra Bailey at (970) 248-1772

We would like to thank Community Hospital Foundation, JDRF, and Colorado Mesa University for their support in putting together this event.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

2012 Events and Such

Hello Friends!  It is 2012 and we are ready to start working on getting together for another fun and educational event this February, we also are working on a calendar that will allow you to see in advance what get togethers are on the horizon.  If you go to our face book page there is even a little survey asking if the things we have thought to do this year are things that also interest you.

Please take the time to go fill out the survey on face book, check out our web site and fill in the information page so that we can keep you informed about events, and finally below are the same events you can vote on at the face book page by date.

Starting in February we will hold a regular Parents Coffee at a local spot where we can all get together and visit.  This event is one that is taking off in Denver and other areas, if you would like to hold one in your area please let us know and we will be happy to post it on our sites for you as will many other web sites for type 1 diabetics.  Keep an eye on all of our pages for information or links to Diabetes camps.  If you know of a camp we have not yet published please write and let us know.

January 2012 - This month is our planning month so we will not be holding a regular meeting.

February 2012 - We are working on putting together a Type 1 Fun Night at Colorado Mesa University.  This event is one we hope will appeal to all ages and will also give parents a little time to relax knowing their child is in knowledgeable hands.  We coordinate with the Assistant Professor of Nursing to create an evening where the parents drop off students and siblings to the care of 3 or so Nurses or Certified Diabetic Educators, a group of CMU Nursing Students and some responsible local teens.  There will always be someone with your child while they learn about nutrition through eating at the CMU Dining Hall, they will have fun doing different sports in the CMU Gym and they will enjoy being able to visit with other kids who are type 1 diabetics just like them.  If you have questions about it we will soon have a flyer with contacts on it.

March 2012 - We hope to offer a cooking class that offers a chance for diabetic kids and teens to cook while learning about food nutrition how it effects them and why it is important for them to know about food. 

April 2012 - This month we will look into offering a Family Swim Event.  In May we will take a break since this is generally a very busy time for families and students who have finals and graduation.

Please keep checking back and we will publish more about these events as we are able to gather more information.  Thank you so much for your interest.